Happy halloween everybody

24 Oct 2006
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.Samhain is a festival held at the end of the harvest season in Gaelic cultures. A harvest festival, it was linked to celebrations held around the same time in other Celtic cultures, and it was intimately connected with supernatural activity. It had its roots in ancient Celtic polytheism, and continued to be celebrated through medieval times, and is seen as contributing to the modern celebration of Halloween. Many scholars believe that it was the beginning of the Celtic year.

The term "Samhain" derives from the name of a month in the ancient Celtic calendar, in particular the first three nights of this month, with the festival marking the end of the summer season and the end of the harvest. Samhain was also called the Féile Moingfhinne ie "Festival of Mongfind". According to Cormac's Glossary, Mongfind (mod.Irish spelling Mongfhionn) was a goddess the pagan Irish worshipped on Samhain. The Gaelic festival became associated with the Catholic All Souls' Day, and appears to have influenced the secular customs now connected with Halloween. Samhain is also the name of a modern festival in various currents of Neopaganism that are based on, or inspired by, Gaelic traditions.
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And a Happy Halloween from Crest Toothpaste...


You'll see why!

Probably my favourite character is the original Uncle Fester AKA Jackie Coogan. Great!


Crickey! Here's Ted Cassidy (Lurch), doing 'The Lurch'!!! Weird!

wonder how uncle fester would manage with a CFL instead of a tungsten lamp?
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I suspect he'd have the same issue the rest of us have with them Tim.... not as bright as they state on the box!!!